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The Promise Is Near

(from The Voices of Christmas)

By Joseph M. Martin

Choral (SATB Choir)
(from The Voices of Christmas). Composed by Joseph M. Martin. Shawnee Press. Advent. Octavo. 16 pages. Shawnee Press #A8899. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35022841).

Item Number: HL.35022841

6.75x10.5 inches.

Uses: Advent

Scripture: Isaiah 40:3, Luke 1:46-55, II Samuel 7:1-16

A new use for a classic hymn tune is found in this Advent blockbuster. The tune of Immortal Invisible is transformed into an uplifting song of anticipation and it wears its new seasonal clothes well. Also available: iPrint Orchestration and StudioTrax CD.

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  • 5

    Ontario Canada
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  • January 03, 2015 The Promise Is Near

    The choir absolutely loved this piece. I did it with my concert choir (amateur - we do free concerts in churches & Retirement Homes) and each time we sang it, - "wow" could be heard from the audience. Finding such an upbeat & exciting Advent piece is rare. It has a familiar tune with...

    new Advent words and it just 'soars'. We did cheat and put it down a half tone (using the transpose button) to help with the descant on the pages near the end as it is very high for our 'older' voice choir. And even though it says soprano, we used 1 sop. and 1 very good tenor. A lovely piece which we will use again next year.

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